KOTC selects ECO Insight

Mar 09 2018

Kuwait Oil Tanker Company (KOTC) has implemented DNV GL’s ECO Insight fleet performance management solution across its entire fleet of 28 tankers.

“We started the fleet performance project with the DNV GL ECO Insight team in summer 2017,” said Ali Shehab, KOTC deputy CEO fleet operations, “and we already see measurable improvements in operating the fleet. In addition to this and in order to implement the idea of energy efficiency among the whole KOTC organisation, we implemented an Energy Efficiency Management System, according to ISO 50001, which has been recently certified by DNV GL.”


“Improving fleet performance is on top of many quality shipping companies’ agenda today,” commented Dr Torsten Büssow, DNV GL’s head of fleet performance management. “KOTC is known in the market for their superior fleet operations and we are happy to support such an advanced company like KOTC to excel even further in achieving savings and operational improvements.”


ECO Insight provides a comprehensive and easily accessible way to manage the performance of a fleet, including voyage, hull & propeller, engine & systems performance, the class society claimed. It adds industry data to customers’ own fleet reports, such as AIS, weather, or fuel, and provides benchmarking capabilities. Advanced engineering methods, for example hull fouling prediction based on CFD, are also packaged into the portal.


Since its launch in early 2015, ECO Insight has become the largest performance solution in shipping with more than 1.900 vessels under operation, DNV GL said.


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